The name of our studio can be read as “printmaking, too” – i.e., something different, non-standard, auxiliary… These descriptions reflect our focus on peripheral, subliminal or germinating emotions. At the same time, the studio focuses on practical experience. Working with various forms of drawing from a model, we learn to see the image and its inherent relationships. Our study of printmaking techniques gives us a feel for the material, and studio projects and exhibitions let us know how the image affects the viewer.
We are fascinated by the memory of our discipline, and are constantly gathering knowledge. But even more important for us is to be open-minded and willing to “not know”. Not to cook according to recipes, but to allow ourselves to be surprised, which in practice can involve various embarrassments, failures, and blind alleys. We guide our students not towards fulfilling our assignments, but towards finding their own. We measure them against themselves. Our aim is not to inculcate a particular style or pre-existing tendency. Instruction is expressly individual, and students work according to customised study plans. Nevertheless, one of our main educational tools is group work and the synergies it produces.
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